Delight as renowned family-run Hull store moves into bigger premises
Excited staff from left to right: Beth Bell, Julie Bolder, Phil Barker, and Aimee Swaby, at the new store.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 1 Jan 2018
East Hull retailer Pramland has completed its move to a new superstore after more than six decades at their old Holderness Road premises.
The popular local business has set up shop at a new and larger unit in Courtney Street, just half a mile away from its old base.
And post-Christmas customers have been impressed with the new shop, which has allowed Pramland to expand its range of buggies, cots and other child products.
The cherished firm has served generations of Hull families since it was set up in 1950.
John Barker, who helps run the store with dad Phil and his partner Julie Bolder, said: "The move's been frantic, but we opened on Wednesday and it's been extremely successful.
"We've had nothing but good comments from the customers who've been in so we're really pleased.
"The car parking was always a huge problem on Holderness Road and it might have put some customers off coming to us. Now we've got a big open space out the front.
"We got to the stage where the old property was holding us back. We've got a big new open showroom where customers are able to see everything we've got.
"The old one was a lot like Aladdin's Cave and we had difficulty cramming everything. We've got a broader product range which we'll be looking to expand over the coming months."
The family-run firm is in the process of developing a new online arm, which will be up and running soon and the owners are hopeful of recruiting more staff this year.
Mr Barker said: "We employ eight people at the moment and it be nice to think that in a few months we'll be able to recruit some more.
"We're used to seeing local businesses pull the shutters down and having to close so I think people happy to see one that's doing well."